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#unblockturkey Leaked documents purport to reveal Turkish graft allegations

March 15, 2014

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A Twitter account behind a string of leaks in a Turkish corruption scandal has posted what it presented as prosecution files accusing former government ministers of involvement with an Iranian businessman in a bribery and smuggling racket. The posting late on Thursday is the latest blow to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in a corruption scandal […]

Turkey blocks access to the Internet

February 22, 2014

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Turkey’s president Abdullah Gul signed a controversial bill allowing Turkish authorities to block websites without a court order. This law enables Turkish officials to monitor telecommunications and ISPs, allowing the government to block online communication and content it thinks is illegal or to be in violation of someone’s privacy. Under the new law, ISPs must […]